In Christ Alone

Posted Jul 06, 2010 by Oliver Saade in The Son of God Hits: 7,848

The Greatest Love Story reaches an effectual moment when the knowledge of the Father and His Son breaks in. It begins in such a precious way I do not believe one can effectively convey to another; It is a gift one has to receive in to the heart and experience for themselves that comes from the Father and His Son alone.

To see the rock which Peter saw, the foundation of the Body and of all created things; the revelation of the Rock on which the Church is built. To see the Son as He really is, is such a precious thing, an experience so utterly fundamental and yet in many ways beggars the understanding of the ways of the world.

Seeing this one thing is to see truly. It is to see the beauty of salvation and God’s love for us and all that ails the hearts of men, all they seek to attain to, all they have lost and seek to regain. And also to see through in a simple way all that has become a wrong basis for life on which many have been destroyed.

What more could one possibly ask for. There is much more to discover in the relationship of the Father and His Son and the Fathers love for us. It requires no super intellect and yet the joint heads of the world could never suggest such great wisdom.

“But to the called out ones, both to Jews and to Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God; because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.”

No fame, no greatness, no pride nor prestige, only a truthful and simple yes Lord I believe, reveals a heavenly blessing straight to the soul. No many more books to absorb to solve the maladies of men, no intellectual brainstorming, only a heart that He has prepared and made ready for Him alone.

Aligned to His way, the mountains brought low, the valleys levelled, the crooked made straight and the rough roads made smooth for His fountains to flow to an open heart who has been prepared for a better way.

It requires only what the Father has made available even to the simplest of men; no adding nor taking away but taking the Word as it is given. That is the key to break the many lies of the deceiver; it’s hard to accept at first but its results are redemptive to the soul for it brings in that which flesh and blood could not reveal; a knowledge of the beloved Son of God.

If I never am able to do anything great for God I think I have now found and done the greatest thing yet. By the grace of our heavenly Father, I have seen His Son the desire of the ages whom I truly cannot wait to see face to face. His way is so precious to me and I will never want to forget for He has become the very foundation of my entire life.

And in seeing Him I have seen the Father; His Father and my Father. For in Him I have the pattern, “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father” What sweet, comforting and precious words they are to me! They are my very hearts cry; these words hold the very essence of all life, the very fountain from which I live.

To see Him, to understand Him and receive life from Him, But oh to know Him even in a deeper sense; to enter into His way and to flow on with praises to Him. For this O Lord; consume my thoughts and write thine Law within my heart.

Consume my mind Lord that I might see and write thine will within my heart and let me be changed by beholding your Son, let me know what it means to draw my life from you alone. Let me fully know and enter into the reason why your Son has become wisdom to me, for He is my example and my way to thine heart. For you have loved your Son, in whom you are well pleased and that I might live if I look to Him alone.

“And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”

Will my will then be my creed, will fear hold me fast and never let go, should pride lift me up or worthlessness hold me down, to hide from my maker, be desolate inside and perish from within. Will hardship turn me back, and sin be a stumbling block? By the grace of God I am redeemed and I have put my hands to the plough; I have received of His joy; His love and His acceptance, not because I feel it but because He has said it, no longer trying to prove myself to attain to any righteousness but in humility looking on to Christ the author and finisher of my faith and my heart oh may He lock-in to His love alone that in Him I will remain and through Him I will live.

Can I now be permitted to burst into praise to Him and to say once more with all the saints “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:”

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Having a true knowledge of Sonship as in Christ is the way of life to all created things. To the simple rocks that do not think for themselves, yet withers without His presence. To the trees that look to the sun, to the lilies that rely simply on their makers care. To the intelligent free willed creature who is given this key to know and to draw livelihood from Christ, Sonship as in Christ is the key that unlocks all understanding and the Fathers design to all created things. All consciously and unconsciously look to the Father through the Son, and through the Son to understand their position and relation to our heavenly Father.